New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired left wing Jay Henderson
from the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 2004 ninth round draft choice which New York had previously acquired from Boston in the trade that sent Kryzsztof Oliwa to the Bruins on January 6, 2003. Henderson will report directly to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Henderson, 24, has skated in 39 matches with the Providence Bruins (AHL) and has registered seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points, along with 152 penalty minutes. His 152 penalty minutes ranked first on the club, while his 19 points placed ninth. In 206 career matches with Providence, he has registered 44 goals and 56 assists for 100 points, along with 656 penalty minutes.
The 5-11, 190-pounder has spent his entire NHL career in the Bruins organization, appearing in 33 career NHL matches with Boston, registering one goal and three assists for four points, along with 37 penalty minutes. He missed the entire 2001-02 season recovering from a knee injury he originally sustained during a pre-season match on September 21, 2001 vs. the Detroit Red Wings.
The Edmonton, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Bruins as their 12th choice, 246th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to his professional career, Henderson spent parts of four seasons with the Red Deer Rebels and Edmonton Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1994-1998.